THANK YOU SO MUCH……..
Sometimes the tiniest, least expensive gifts provide the greatest pleasure. And when recipients acknowledge their delight in the manner of the examples below it is a gift to us all.
In 1989 The children’s author Roald Dahl received a small container filled with coloured water, oil and glitter. It was sent by seven year old Amy Coco, who had been inspired by Dahl’s book, The BFG. The author recognized it instantly as ‘a dream in a bottle’. He wrote Amy a sweet letter of thanks;
Of all the thank you letters I have read, the warmest, wittiest and most engaging was written by English writer, Sylvia Townsend Warner. At Christmas 1946, she received a wooden matchbox, from her friend and fellow writer, Alyse Gregory.
Here is her response to the gift;
And then, an equally charming afterthought, and postscript;